Intensive Italian Language Course
Offered by our schools in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena.
The Intensive Italian Language Course is our standard course and consists of 4 Italian lessons a day, totaling 20 lessons a week. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes.
The classes are held from Monday to Friday in groups of no more than 14 students, led by qualified teachers, who are passionate about their work. They are made up of people from all over the world and from different age groups.
The lessons begin every Monday for students that already have some knowledge of the Italian language, and every two weeks for absolute beginners. They are principally based on spoken communication, but also deal with the more formal aspects of the language (lexis/vocabulary and grammar). Lots of time is dedicated to activities that encourage dialogue and discussion about various topics, from art and literature to modern city culture.
Textbooks are provided by the school and are included in the price of the course. Our teachers use not only these textbooks, but also other support materials (newspaper articles, songs, films and other authentic material from everyday life) to give students the opportunity to engage with different forms of contemporary communication and to improve their communication abilities. Our golden rule is: the teacher is the director, but the group of students are the real protagonists of the lessons!
Apart from studying the language, there is still lots of time for culture, sport, and fun! The school organizes loads of extracurricular activities in the afternoons and evenings, allowing students to discover the city, visit museums and exhibitions and enjoy daily life! In addition, there are a cinema discussion group, weekend excursions, visits to typical wine cellars and workshops, group 'aperitivi' drinks, and trattoria dinners…because part of learning a language is also living and enjoying the culture!
Our Intensive Italian Language Course can be taken for a minimum of one week up to 48 weeks (“Sabbatical Year”). Please note that the more that you stay with us, the more you save, as the price per week is smaller for longer bookings!
Recommended for: those students who want to either start or go on studying Italian through an intensive program that still leaves plenty of time to discover the artistic and historic marvels of the territory and also to have some fun!
Starting dates in 2020:
Non-beginners: every Monday
Absolute beginners: 07 January / 20 January / 03 February / 17 February / 02 March / 16 March / 30 March / 06 April / 20 April / 04 May / 18 May / 01 June / 15 June / 29 June / 06 July / 20 July / 03 August / 17 August / 31 August / 14 September / 28 September / 12 October / 26 October / 09 November / 23 November / 07 December